Dua from Pain vs. Shukr
Channel: Muhammad Alshareef
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so there are verses of pain versus sugar. So let me start off by telling you what I mean by that. When you make dough out of pain, Allah mentioned in the Quran many examples where people may die out of pain. So you have the example of Musa alayhis salam or Robin Neela and zeltser like him and fade in so clear that he was in need of Allah subhanaw taala it's fair that Allah would bring down upon him. You have the story of Medea, when she was making dua to Allah subhanaw taala. Rob Devaney, Leah indica, beta, Phil Jana, she was in the midst of punishment, and she made dua to Allah subhanaw taala, to each made ought to Allah, that Allah build a home for her near to him. So those are
examples of making dua out of pain. Now, let me give you an example of making dua out of thankfulness. So I shoveled the Allahu anha
she said that, you know, she'd see the prophets that a lot I said, I'm praying until his feet would crack and then she would say to him, so a lot is said and she would say, Why do you pray like that when ALLAH is forgiven all your past sins, all your future sins? And the Prophet said a lot he said him says that fella Hakuna have done shall Quran shouldn't I be a thankful servant? So I'm giving you this example of
drawers that you are making out of pain maybe there's an illness maybe the you know the guidance of somebody's maybe somebody's on their deathbed there's pain happening person makes it off. And then you have other example of there's nothing really painful going on but out of thankfulness to Allah subhanaw taala the person that comes with full a bed the full worship, so why don't you tell me in the comments, currently right now, the majority of your dog is it coming from pain? Or is it coming from Chaka and there's nothing wrong with either it just might be a certain time of your life?
I'll give you like a moment to respond there. A couple of people give us so the question is when you're making dua to Allah subhanaw taala currently, do you find that your dogs are coming from pain? Are they coming from sugar out of pleasure
waiting for like one per pane so one person said on purchases both of course coolers both and there's nothing wrong with with either.
But let me tell you something. So there's nothing wrong with either you might be in a time of your life where you know you don't want any harm. So for example, the last day yet of suits and Bukhara or a banana Wallah. To Hominem Allah talk Patel and Abby Ola don't place a burden on us what we cannot bear. So that's kind of like out of thankfulness. There's no burden has been placed on you yet, if you're asking Allah subhanaw taala for protection from it. So making the art of thankfulness out of pain. Let me give you this example of Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran that there's a people who go out in a boat and
the boat starts you know, swinging them a storm comes along, and they fear for their life. This is kind of like airplane turbulence. They're scared. And Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, Tao Allah meclizine Allah hodin that in that state of pain, they call upon Allah sincerely. All they're a bad is only for Allah
fella manager him and then when Allah saves them I II, when the time of thankfulness should come to they should actually worship Allah more, right? Because Allah is the one who saved them got them to the situation. Either home, you should eat corn, that they associate partners with Allah subhanaw taala. So the problem isn't making dog growing pain or sugar, the problem is only making dot during pain and then forgetting a law, when you actually get what you may do asked for. So I'm really I live this and I experienced this, when I was
you know, in my life, I used to journal a lot, I still journal a little bit different, though, more point for me. And when I would journal, what I would do is,
whenever something painful would happen to me, I would try to process my thoughts. Let me know if some of you are like that as well. Do you do journaling as a way to process process your thoughts? So I would journal and I process my thoughts when something difficult would happen. There was a time when I failed in university. And, and I, you know, I wrote in my journal, something else happened I wrote in my journal. And until one time, there was something really difficult. That came one of the most difficult things that happened to me in my life. And I went to my journal to write down to turn back to Allah subhanaw taala. And then I found you know, I turned one page back, I was asking
myself, when was the last time I turned back to a lawn really reflected. And then I it was a moment of pain. And then I turned another page. And I said, When was a time when I really turned back to Alain reflected. So as I kept turning these pages back, I just kept seeing pain after pain after pain. And I realized Muhammad you're only coming back to Allah during times of pain. So here's the lesson. Here's the lesson. If you only come back to Allah, during times of pain,
then in order for Allah to get your attention, Allah needs to send you pain. Let me say that again. If you only turn back to Allah during times of pain, then for Allah the best thing that could happen to you, for you to be like connected to Allah is that you always get pain. That's like the best thing that could happen.
And then the worst thing that could happen if that's going to be the case is that you don't you don't
you don't have pain in your life and then you neglect Allah, you neglect your duty and you don't turn back to Allah subhanaw taala love flat and heedlessness. So the focus that we want to do as believers is focus is that we need to make dua to Allah subhana wa Tada during times of pleasure of Shaka and when the time of pain comes who also make dua to Allah subhanaw taala The Prophet said a lot s&m said to how to have il Allah He federal A ha yeah, the focus is Should Know Allah and be familiar with Alain be connected with Allah during times of ease during the thankful times. And Allah will remember you and know you during the difficult times. So we have to make dua in both of
these things. When I, I've been on this Dodge, and I'm like all of us, right? We've been making doff all our lives. When I was a little kid, I decided to, you know, I wanted to make the same job for the last two nights of Ramadan. And I said, Hey, what's going to be these wild dogs that I want to make? I was 11 years old. And one of them was that I would memorize the Quran and this and that. And for the last 10 nights of Ramadan, and I'm 11 years old, I just kept making the star making this guy making this dog and handler behind me and all those things happen to me. And then as years went by, and daraz would get answered so quickly. I started before Ramadan, I would do a retreat for myself.
And I would do a retreat for myself and try to ask myself, What do I want to make dua for these dogs are not coming out of pain, they're coming out of thankfulness. They're coming out of asking more from Allah Subhan Allah Tada, they're coming from, you know, what's the next level in life? How can I connect my life to draw and so it became like a spiritual retreat. For me. It became like a goal setting workshop, but it was also connected to Doha, and then, uh, you know, the doors that I would make, I would say to myself, you know, what, if I could have these things before I die, it would be like, a good life. I'll handle
Did it and lo and behold once I you know through these doors up maybe like four months later some immediately these doors that I would be willing to wait 20 years for started happening. And so I started accelerating, you know, like well then I couldn't wait till the next Ramadan couldn't wait till the next Ramadan couldn't wait till the next room Allah and start designing the eyes and this became, you know, like kind of like my occupation would be to design to us before Ramadan and take people on this journey. So let's look at how can you make the shift, so that you're not only making dua to Allah subhanaw taala out of pain, but you're actually making it out of thankfulness. So this
is the question imagine right now that there was this Islamophobic you know, campaign, huge Islamophobic campaign and, and they basically gather everybody that's Muslim and they throw them in jail. And this has happened in the past and it's happened recently and you know what I'm talking about, so that let's say they grab all these Muslims, they throw them in jail, and you're one of those persons I want you to like just experience it for a second here. You maybe you tried to hide but they like it's just kind of obvious, mashallah, you look Muslim. See, Mountain View will do him and athleticism. You can see it in their face. So now you're in this big compound with a lot of
Muslims, and you're in jail and you know, your freedoms have been taken away. Let me ask you this question. What would you do?
Worship wise or how whatever what would you do in that state? In that state of quote unquote pain?
I'll give you like five seconds to give me some tips. You're in that jail. You've been cut off from society because you say that Allah Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, what would you do if you were in that jail?
So as you're typing these answers, you'll probably say things like, you know what, I'll probably like memorize the Quran, I'll probably be making lots of data all the time, I'll probably be crying. In my GPA, I'll probably, you know, I don't know, write a blog and maybe write a book. I'll be educating people. I would Yeah, yeah. Mama says hardcore doll with tears and sujood I would be do you see how much eat man that's there? Would you be watching like Netflix and just wasting time and playing games on your phone? No, you'll be like, hey, I need to do something productive with my life.
so this is what it means. This is what it means to make dua out of Shaco you need to do those things, ie out of thankfulness that Allah hasn't put you in jail? How about that? You need to do those things out of thankfulness that Allah has not put you in this situation. Like an example if you have your legs and you can walk, what if Allah took away your ability? You know, what if your your ability to walk was taken away, and now you couldn't walk? You couldn't do such stuff? What would you wish to do? And you'd say, you know, I wish I could have my legs back so that I could prostrate to allow sugar on my legs back so I could stand up and hug my mother, I hug my father, I
wish I could have my legs back. So I could walk outside to the masjid, out of thankfulness to Allah, you need to do those things, even though calamity hasn't happened to you. And so on and so forth. So worshipping Allah subhanaw taala. It says, If you know difficult things have happened, but they haven't happened. Somebody asks you why are you worshiping with so much intensity? Was tears your say you say shouldn't I be a thankful servant? Allah hasn't taken away my ability to walk. That's how I walked to the masjid. Allah hasn't taken my ability to do such that that's why I prostrate to Allah. Allah hasn't taken away my freedom. That's why you know, I do this and I do that all of this
is out of thankfulness to Allah subhanaw taala what kalila Minerva Disha Quran code and yet how few of my servants are thankful to Allah spawn McDonough so the art from pain da out of pleasure the school of Chaka
when I when I was telling you earlier about that journal that I was doing, and I and I turned back these different pages
and I saw all this pain, I realized that if I don't change my life, then the best thing that can happen to me is that Allah is going to keep sending me pain, because I become religious. When I get paid. I become religious and I become a good person. And I turn back to Allah and I cry and I make dua and I focus on the hereafter when pain comes. So this is what I said. I'm like, Yeah, Allah
Oh, I don't want to learn any more in the School of pain. Yeah, Allah, I want to be thankful, I want you to send me good things, and I will still do
you know, I will still worship you even though no harm has come to me, even though no harm has come to me, I'll still worship out of thankfulness to you. I'll give you an example of that. I did a lecture once on,
on women who, you know, parents who lose their child
in death, like so a child dies out of death. And I in the name of the lecture is called mummy, I'll meet you in Jana. Mother, I'll meet you in Jana. And it's a very serious, a very serious topic. And somebody said to me, so I was doing the topic, and somebody said, Muhammad, did your child die.
And then I said to myself, You know what, I don't need to wait for one of my children to die to do a lecture on this topic. Because people have been in this situation, actually, because I'm thankful to Allah subhanaw taala that Allah has protected my kids, I will do this lecture. And, you know, what would you do? If difficulty and harm came to, then whatever that good thing that you would do? You need to do that out of thankfulness to Allah Spano Tata. So start thinking about that. The other, the final point I would tell you, is you need to proactively design your dream doors and proactively, like you don't just wait till something in your life difficult happens. And then you
start making doors, like your doors should not be the effect of harmful things in your life. You know, like, Oh, I'm sick. Now, let me make sure, of course, you're going to do that thing, and no problem. But you don't need to just be pushed through life and your doors by like, it's just a reaction to something painful that happened, lost a job lost this difficulty that whatnot, and then you're just turning to draw and then when nothing difficult happens, you're just like, oh, let me just print out something two pots from the internet. And I don't even know what they mean kind of thing. Right. And your heart's not even there. The printing from the internet daus? Yeah. So what
you need to do and thankfulness is proactively design your doors, proactively design your dream dot
In sha Allah Tala, you know what I teach, like one class a year pretty much.
And that class we only do in Ramadan. And we only do that class in Ramadan. And one year later, this class has now arrived at our doorstep. The class starts this weekend. And so if you didn't attend this class this weekend, the next time inshallah God if we're alive till next year, is this like next year, we're not teaching it. And this in my journey through to ah, it was like a spiritual journey. It was, you know, goal setting workshops, it was designing my life. And with Da, I turned it into this course called Visionaire. Many of you who are here with me right now you know what visionary is? You've attended visionary before. I'm the law, many of you for many years, because
I've done this like almost over a decade. I think it's been a decade now that I've done it with other people. And for myself, I've been doing this for like 15 or plus years.
And maybe I'm Welcome. Welcome. There's something addictive about designing your doors, the way we're going to be teaching and Visionaire. And that is that you think that you're taking this class so that you can improve your DUA. And what you will actually find is dA is more stronger than you and DA is going to overtake you and and lead your life. So you're the one thinking, hey, let me fix this da but you're just a human being no DA is more powerful than you because you're tapping into the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala and then da overtakes your life and then you start living a life by dA and then it becomes addictive. Because you will see in our classes people keep coming
back again and again and again. Even though we give people the recordings and all that stuff. They keep coming back again and again. And the reason they keep coming back is
Once you taste what life by God, like life by design life by door is like, then you're like, I need this every year Ramadan. And for those of you who are busy in Ramadan, I get it. I'm actually busy too. So whenever we do our classes in Ramadan, we're not doing it to distract from Ramadan, we're actually doing it to enhance your Ramadan to enhance it. So for example, if I told you right now
you know the next time you make dua add something you know, an experience that you want to do.
And you say, an experience. Well, I would really love to, you know, climb Mount Everest, or I'd really like to go for a see the Cabo one day, or I really like to visit seashells or I'd like to visit an orphanage in my home country. And I would tell you, for example, think of something that a possession that you want to make the art for, what do you want to own? So you might say, oh, you know what I'm dreaming. You know, I live in an apartment, but I'm dreaming of a big house in the country or somebody, I'm doing this, I'm doing that.
Or a third thing that you might be asking for is
mashallah, as maths or fifth time taking,
taking Visionaire the third
is who do you want to become so you might say I want to become a doctor, I want to become a business person, I want to become patient character, I want to be this I want to be that
one moment please.
And so all of that actually enhances your dog. So if you didn't take the class, and you just kind of go to your times of the art, you won't expect it like you know you're not ready for it. Or it's just coming off the top of your head. Or like I said, you just printing out doors from the internet that you don't really understand. And it's just whatever, but it's not building.
But it's not but door is not building your life. Because the province of Eliasson said nothing can change your other things can change your other your destiny, except dA. So literally DA is like a pen that you can write. And you can write your destiny with Da so you can say here's Ramadan Laylatul Qadr the night of destiny, where destiny is written and your dogs are literally like writing this out that oh Allah in the upcoming year. This is the direction I want to go this is the direction I want to play. Yeah, love Give me this. Yeah, Allah let me have that Allah, let me experience this, Oh Allah, let me be this type of person. And just you know, right before Ramadan,
you know, as we're about to start this visionary Ramadan class, it's happening. Just like two days. When I, I really looked my pictures, and as I was looking at these pictures, these dog pictures that I had, and Subhanallah, I had to remind myself that these pictures when I made dua for it last year, these were my dream dogs, these are like, I would be willing to wait like six years for it. And I had to remind myself that because these pictures are my life currently. And I'm like, there was a time one year ago, where this was the best thing for me. And now this just looks like a picture on my on my regular phone, because I'm living this life every single day. And in the past year, I've
already lived these things. And it's happened and it's like it's old. So that can be That's what I'm talking about. You're writing your destiny with the pen of DUA and each Ramadan, we finish and we start to finish the class before before the last two nights of Ramadan kickoff, so that in the last 10 nights of Ramadan, you will have your doors to be able to make it in the last two nights of Ramadan. And again, we're going to be starting in two days. We've waited one year 360 63 days. And now we're here. We're going to be starting a visionary in sha Allah Tada very soon the website is visionary Ramadan, if some of you've taken visionair, if you can comment in the comments. What was
your experience and did it change your life?
One of the most
touching stories and there's so many stories of you know, here's the thing. I know Visionaire works because Allah
The one who promise that He will answer the door that's actually what's so beautiful is like how do I know dot works because Allah said so. So the fact that dot works is guaranteed because Allah says
we'll call on a book a murderer only SDG blocking call upon Me I will answer you. So the prompt the DUA is answered it is promised by Allah Spano Tata. What it is, though from our side is have we prepared the best glass to make? And that's exactly in sum total. What visionaries about preparing the best doors, the most exciting doors, the most passionate doors, because let's be honest, when we don't spend the time preparing our doors, and you just show up at like if Darren you're making die, you don't even know what to make dua for or there's Yeah, maybe there's one painful thing in your life, that's kind of telling you you need to make dua for this, and you're making dua for it. But
what about proactively out of thankfulness and building your life. That's what visionary Ramadan is for. And the essence of visionair is this visionary course that I teach is on the second day of the class, which is actually happening this Sunday. So by this Sunday, your life will never be the same again. Insha Allah Tala. Like that's like I'm telling you the exact time
until shad says, took visionary three times completely changed my perspective on dogs and increased my face. Let me look forward.
Amara says how do you go about preparing your dog when you're not 100%? Sure what you want. So I'm Mara I tell people don't even come to the class with what you think you think you know what doors that you want to be making? I'm like, Let your heart speak because sometimes in our head, we think oh, these are the doors I want to make. And as you're saying, what you're saying is I don't even know what your head doesn't even know what doors do you want to be making. However, in class, I'm actually going to guide you through different activities so to help you design and extract what those guys are going to be inshallah Tada and so literally, we only have one goal in a visionary
Ramadan and that is to figure out what our six dream laws are that we're going to be making in the last 10 nights of Ramadan and everything in the class. That's the outcome is to get those six dream dogs inshallah Tada, the website is visionair ramadan.com.
there we go
so that's basically it. Somebody has some questions. I'll take like one or two questions, and then we'll be done. Inshallah, again, reminder, visionair Ramadan starts in two days, starting this weekend.
And people are already
Okay, great. Yeah. Mama says, Do you focus more on Africa dogs or dunya? I feel almost guilty making a list of worldly dogs. Mm hmm. Here's the good thing about vision and da, is all these different. I feel guilty for this. And, you know, all these different excuses people have as to why they don't make a dog. I've heard it all before, and we address them. So
the idea of feeling guilty for making dua is something that's coming from I think culture and personal guilt, because ALLAH SubhanA data says in the Quran, I'm telling you, you're not getting it from Quran. The guilt that you feel for making dua for dunya is not coming from the Quran. Because in the Quran, Allah says, Allah Subhana attina for dunya has no effort it has not been added enough. And so Allah tells us to make dua for the dunya in the Quran. So if you feel guilty for it, you're you're basically going against the commandment of Allah Spano. Tata. And then then you got other people who are like, Oh, you can make dua for a home but you can't make dua for a nice car. And
that's just cultural stuff. That's just cultural stuff.
Many M says how to design our doors. So many I'm what we're going to be doing in visionaries. Basically, the first day, we're going to be dealing with some of
these misconceptions, like what if I asked for something and it turns out bad for me? What if I make golfer dunya and somebody deserves better than me those kind of like misconceptions that makes people aim low when they make dos. So putting the misconceptions aside, day number two, I'm going to talk about
how to select your dream dogs. So for example, I'll tell you things like, if you have dogs that you've been making, since you were a child, put those aside for now, if you have dogs that you feel obligated to make them, but they're not really coming from your heart, put those aside, what do you really want to make golf for? And then I'm gonna go through a series of activities to try to extract from your heart, what does your heart really want, some of the activities are going to be direct, and some of the activities are going to be indirect. So you might surprise yourself with like, Wow, where did that come from? I didn't know. That's what I really wanted. And inshallah Tada. It'll be
like an opening for you.
One last question. Nebula Zack Allah Faden. Just sign up for visionair for the first time in sha Allah Tala it is my
what's the word? My responsibility to take care of you and take care of everybody who's taking the class and Charlotte, Donna, I take that seriously. hamdulillah it's a blessing that you know I'm
had this opportunity to help guide people to up their doors and their connection to Allah subhanaw taala and inshallah Tada, I will do my best
Alright guys, that is it to check out visionair ramadan.com. And we'll see you there. The class starts. This weekend. We're talking about two days and after it starts day number two is where your life will never be the same again, your life will never be the same again. This Sunday. If you take vision here, and if you don't take Visionaire your life will be the same.
It's it's come down to that. So visionair ramadaan.com Alright guys, sounds like you're gonna love it. Check it out
as salaam alaikum